Empire Furniture Make Overs

Finding great antique furniture can be costly and rare to find, so often times when a reproduction furniture piece comes along that I can fix up to look like the real thing.  Use  appliques to dress up your vintage and antique furniture. Paint can also go a long way.  Hardware can make a great piece of furniture even more spectacular. Ormolu are often featured on Empire furniture.  These decorations are gilt-metal decorations that are nailed on to the furniture. Today you can also purchase molds that you can reuse with plaster of Paris or concrete. Reproducing the Neoclassical looks of Robert Adam can be attainable when using laurel wreaths, rosettes and bell flowers embellishments.  They are often my choice when I am dressing up chairs, beds and chests. They are well worth the investment.

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Marble Vases Seller Linda Horn

Marble Vases Seller Linda Horn

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Walnut, fruitwood, kingwood, pine and bronze chest-of-drawers Seller L'Antiquaire &The Connoisseur

Walnut, fruitwood, kingwood, pine and bronze chest-of-drawers Seller L'Antiquaire &The Connoisseur

Pair Louis XVI Style Ormolu & Marble Urns. 19th C Seller Florian Papp

Pair Louis XVI Style Ormolu & Marble Urns. 19th C Seller Florian Papp

LAUREL LEAF ART ACCENT

LAUREL LEAF ART ACCENT

Louis XVI Mahogany Bureau Plat. French Circa 1785 Florian Papp

Louis XVI Mahogany Bureau Plat. French Circa 1785 Florian Papp

Louis XVI Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener Marble Top Cabinet Tyler Galleries

Louis XVI Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener Marble Top Cabinet Tyler Galleries

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French Napoleon III Bronze Mounted Bluejohn Urn c.1850 Seller Guinevere

French Napoleon III Bronze Mounted Bluejohn Urn c.1850 Seller Guinevere

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GOLD BOW ROSE BRANCH

GOLD BOW ROSE BRANCH Ormolus

A Fine Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Tulipwood Commode by Rozier Seller Ms Antiques 2

A Fine Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Tulipwood Commode by Rozier Seller Ms Antiques

ART FLOWER & BOW

ART FLOWER & BOW

Mr. van Empel Home Empire Chair

Mr. van Empel Home Black Empire Chair

Fauteuil Empire

Architecture by William Hodgins 2

Architecture by William Hodgins

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